Double-lung transplant on COVID-19 patient offers hope for others

Double-lung transplant on COVID-19 patient offers hope for others

Channel NewsAsia - World·2020-06-12 05:41

WASHINGTON, DC: A woman in her 20s has become the first person in the United States to receive a double-lung transplant for COVID-19, offering hope for other critically-ill coronavirus patients, her doctor said on Thursday (Jun 11).

She had spent six weeks in the intensive care unit of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, where a life support machine performed the work of her heart and lungs, keeping her alive.

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